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Get to Know Your Candidate

Browse topics or submit questions to get answers, directly from your candidate for Santa Maria City Council, District 3.

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Get to Know Your Candidate

Browse topics or submit questions to get answers, directly from your candidate for Santa Maria City Council, District 3.

Gloria Soto for District 3

I’d love to have conversations with each constituent in District 3. If I missed you while visiting your neighborhood or if you have additional questions or concerns about your neighborhood, your city, your local government, and especially about me, your District 3 candidate I encourage you to reach out.

I’ll truly do my best to write you back, give you a call, or answer a common question via video.

Gloria Soto for District 3

I’d love to have conversations with each constituent in District 3. If I missed you while visiting your neighborhood or if you have additional questions or concerns about your neighborhood, your city, your local government, and especially about me, your District 3 candidate I encourage you to reach out.

I’ll truly do my best to write you back, give you a call, or answer a common question via video.

Why Are You Running?

Santa Maria, CA City Council candidate for District 3, Gloria Soto explains the disparity between the demographics of the current Santa Maria city council vs. the demographics of the rest of the city that it's supposed to represent, as well as why it’s important to bridge that gap with more diversity.

Why Are You Running?

Why is Housing an Issue in Santa Maria?

Gloria explains why housing is a key focus of her platform and how she plans to address student homelessness, low home ownership, and sky-rocketing rent.

Why is Housing an Issue in Santa Maria?

Where is District 3?

District elections are a brand new concept for the city of Santa Maria. So where is District 3? Gloria describes the district she is running to represent and why she’s passionate about uplifting her community.

Where is District 3?

Do I have your vote?

Great! Whether we win by 1 vote or 1000, every single voice counts. 

Will you help us to reach out to your friends and neighbors and rally for positive change in this wonderful city that we call home?

Why focus on youth?

Gloria explains why youth inclusion has and will be an important part of her leadership, and why it’s important to empower the young people of Santa Maria rather than continue to drag them down with negative perceptions and conversations.

Why focus on youth?

Who inspires you?

Having worked with youth for all of her adult life, Gloria knows the stories of many of Santa Maria’s young people. Listen as Gloria describes one particularly inspiring story.

Who inspires you?

Why are jobs an issue?

Gloria describes why the lack of jobs in Santa Maria isn’t the only problem and how we can drive more business to our area and lift up those working two and three, or more, jobs just to get by.

Why are jobs an issue?

Do I have your vote?

Great! Whether we win by 1 vote or 1000, every single voice counts. 

Will you help us to reach out to your friends and neighbors and rally for positive change in this wonderful city that we call home?